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Urban Design

Urban design

Isthmus, the multidisciplinary design studio behind public projects as diverse as Auckland’s planned neighbourhood Hobsonville Point, the development of the New Plymouth foreshore, and the extension of Wellington’s Oriental Bay, release 'Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City.', an immaculate book showcasing a selection of its work on the occasion of the studio's 27th anniversary.

We've got the Santa Parade, the Whitcoulls statue and reindeer, and the Telecom Christmas Tree. And to add to the list of things bringing Aucklanders together this Christmas will be the largest advent calendar the city has ever seen.

Awards

Wynyard Quarter's Jellicoe Precinct and the Auckland City Centre Masterplan have taken the top awards in the brand new New Zealand Urban Design Awards, a new biennial programme that acknowledges the importance of high quality urban environments.

An urban plan designed to attract residents back into Christchurch’s southern CBD by connecting housing along the Central City Plan’s proposed greenway and a concept project to regenerate public green spaces along the Avon River are the top urban design ideas in a competition for rebuilding quake-affected Christchurch.